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Anna Minj

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Anna Minj

Community Empowerment
Integrated Development
Gender Justice and Diversity

Ms Anna Minj joined BRAC in 2009 and since then has served as a director in various programmes. She is currently the director of the community empowerment, integrated development and gender justice and diversity programmes.

She started her career with Caritas Bangladesh in 1987 where she served as a programme officer in the child care and orphanage management programme. She later became the project coordinator of the integrated women’s development programme in the same organisation, a position which she held for 12 years and successfully managed its three phases. She completed her Master’s in zoology and postgraduate diploma in project planning and management from IDPM, Manchester University, UK.

In 2002, Ms Minj joined CARE Bangladesh where she served in various positions, eventually becoming the head of human resource and gender equity and diversity. She also served as a social worker with Camden Cross Roads, London and volunteer support to CAFOD, UK.

Ms Minj is affiliated with a number of national and international level forums and networks in the field of development, gender and indigenous peoples’ rights. Currently, she is the convener for Girls Not Brides, Bangladesh Chapter and Engaging Men & Boys Alliance, Bangladesh, vice-chair of National Coalition of Indigenous People in Bangladesh, and the chairperson of Bangladesh Community Radio Association. She also served as the executive board member of Stromme Foundation, Norway for two terms until 2017.

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